Pheromone Biochemistry by Glenn D. Prestwich, Gary J. Blomquist

By Glenn D. Prestwich, Gary J. Blomquist

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MACDONALD Forest Pest Management Institute Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario, Canada P6A 5M7 I. INTRODUCTION Among insects, pheromone-producing glands exhibit as many differences in location and gross moφhology as functions assigned to them. Their complexity may be as simple as individual unicellular glands distributed throughout the integument or as elaborate as an internal cellular aggregate distinct from, but connected to, a reservoir. Regardless of its complexity, a gland is usually com­ posed of epidermal cells, ultrastructurally modified after they have secreted the overlying cuticle.

1978); the thoracic gland of males of three species of ant lions, Myrmeleon formicarius, Grocus bare, and Euroleon nostras (Eloffson and Lofqvist, 1974); and the male scoφion fly, Harpobittacus australis (Crossley and Waterhouse, 1969). The glandular cells may not be organized into a discrete unit as is the case in the pentatomid bug, Nezara viridula, where ducted unicellular glands are scattered throughout the abdominal integument. These are found only in males, and it has been suggested that they produce a sex attractant (Carayon, 1981).

Pinus (Percy and Weatherston, 1971); the oblique banded leaf roller, C. rosaceana; the ugly nest caterpillar, Archips cerasivoranus; the fruit tree leaf roller, A. argyrospilus; Λ. mortuanus (Roelofs and Feng, 1968; Bron­ skill, 1970); the three-lined leaf roller, Pandemis limitata (Roelofs and Feng, 1968); the redbanded leaf roller, Argyrotaenia velutinana (Roelofs and Feng, 1968; Bronskill, 1970; Feng and Roelofs, 1977); and A. quadrifasciana (Roelofs and Feng, 1968; Bronskill, 1970). 6. Pyralidae a.

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